Author Newest Law January 2021 in Japan
Rzelux OP
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Rzelux OP
hey apparently i found issue that every pirate site will sweep in october and 2021 japan will officially ban / sued them. It will not only apply in manga but anime site as well. Will it Affect Mangadex too or, idk what do you think??
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MD is not a lamer "aggregator" where they just fill the site with ads and reupload the works of scanlators, even official english scans, so no, MD is not the same as KM and moreover they do not take advantage and generate profit using other people works. MD is just a service of scanlators and unlicensed manga.
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I am still scared about the new law piracy affect too, i hope it also doesn't affect MangaDex as well.
Last edited 1 mo ago by Komaru.
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just think of MD as Facebook for scanlators and such.
Facebook is full of scammer, but do they go down because of it? no. the least could happen there is the scammer taken out by the law.


i hope it also does affect MangaDex as well.

... pardon?
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The worst that could happen is MD will be forced to remove all copyrighted titles and we'll be left with pixiv and twitter comics. just my guess.
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@solstice258

I have the same question as well. I wonder is there going to be a private tracker torrent site to our pirates ourselves things?
Rzelux OP
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Rzelux OP
@hazzack
Well it makes sense, i just hope ur right, it just bother me about the newest law. But i guess some country already do the same about this law and we all know the result.
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The law can and will mostly affect Japan. Also, this is a revised law and that mean anime have been apart of it for almost a decade. Just think it like the situation about FBI and porn. Already have Law against it but it still exists.
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There will always be manga "pirate" sites. Even in they unlikely event they take down all normal ones, how are they going to go after p2p sites like ZeroNet's Alotofplot/Anthology/PomfPomfMoe/ManhwaHub/etc. ? There is no server to take down, there is no owner to sue, there's just a bunch of weird anonymous addresses (assuming you use Tor).

It doesn't have as much content yet, but bookmark it so you know where to go if it ever happens: www.zeronet.io
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This pretty much sums thing up.
Last edited 8 days ago by crimsondevil2903.
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@crimsondevil2903 you forgot this part, lol:
And even if they were to tighten level 1 & 2, this is what would happen:
JP daddy: Ughh, my sons read my porn mags without my permission, gotta spank them!
*spank them*
JP daddy: Wtf? How did MD (the boy living next door) sneak into my house and make copies of my mags?
MD (snickering from afar): Fufufu. These are some good shit.
JP daddy: Ughh, I wanna spank him until he's unable to walk, but he's not my kid, I can't do that. Guess I'll have to ask his pop to spank him.
MD's pop: MD, Mr. JP told me you stole his mags. What shall I do with you?
MD: I'll let you read them with me, pop.
MD's pop: ...interesting.

For those who are curious and want to check the validity of the info I summed up in the picture above, this is where you should visit: https://www.bunka.go.jp/seisaku/chosakuken/hokaisei/r02_hokaisei/ (official documents regarding the law from the Agency for Cultural Affairs​ of Japan).
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@Shin_968

Yeah kinda rush sorry. Oh and I forgot to credit you for this too. This has helped with my anxiety with the situation a lot.
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@crimsondevil2903
Glad to hear. Tbh, that anxiety was also what drove me to read the law in the first place. 😂
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@Shin_968

Yeah. Also knowing that this is just a revise law and anime have already part of it for almost a decade now also help to reduce the anxiety.
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Say I downloaded a couple of episodes of Pokemon past-January 2021, but I did not upload it anywhere else. Am I in danger? I am outside of Japan. Just need further clarification.
Last edited 5 days ago by Baronoflight.
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@Baronoflight just downloading, not uploading and outside of japan? very unlikely to be whacked by the law. Even if your country's legal system could be convinced to act (which is unlikely), i doubt they'd go after small time stuff.

Any experts feel free to correct me if im wrong.
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@Sabruness thank you. Also, this forum system should have a reply button. Typing another member's name to reply is a bit tedious.
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Also, this forum system should have a reply button.

Lmao, the staff is aware of this too. It'll happen.